New client: IBEW 29
UCOMM Communications is pleased to announce that IBEW 29 based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania has become our 14th client. This development officially makes UCOMM the premiere union communications consulting service in the Northeast region. Having clients in New York, New Jersey and now Pennsylvania, Local 29’s leadership will be opening up the doors for many unions who desire to communicate more effectively and efficiently in the region.
“Pittsburgh is a gorgeous city”, says Kris LaGrange. “It is also the unofficial home of organized labor, with a rich history of labor struggles that date back to American Labor’s early beginnings. We are so thrilled to be able to work with such a proud and knowledgeable labor community and Business Manager Jeff Davis and the leaders at 29 really know what needs to be done to win both in and out of the bargaining room.”
UCOMM Communications will be building 29 a modern state of the art website with the usual bells and whistles. Plus with a video and photo gallery, high resolution graphic banner images, social networking buttons, RSS news feeds, newsletter submission forms, upcoming events listings, recent news updates, and an easy to use navigation menu bar, 29’s site will be the envy of all local unions in Western PA. The new website will come with a mobile website that will look great on smartphones and tablets for today’s modern union member.
UCOMM will also be developing Watt’s Current, 29’s official union email communication as well as a SMS blast text messaging system which is becoming a powerful and effective tool for unions to spread the word with speed and ease. “We are at the cusp of this communication tool and our clients that use it enjoy the speed and convenience of being able to communicate with the membership quickly and efficiently,” says LaGrange.
UCOMM will also act as a traditional communications consultant, assisting and advising on matters concerning marketing, advertising, messaging and framing. The timing couldn’t be better because in September 2013, Local 29’s contract with major employer Duquesne Light expires so UCOMM will be there for Local 29, armed, equipped and ready to go! Local 29 represents approximately 1,500 members, including members in a Nuclear Power plant and clerical municipal workers.
Local 29 joins a network of unions who communicate both effectively and efficiently using our structure, expertise and experience. Whether it New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania, UCOMM Communications has its finger on the pulse of what’s up with organized labor and the communities in which it lives and serves.